The 7 minute solution Creating a life with meaning 7 minutes at a time

Allyson Lewis

Book - 2012

Simple, effective strategies to help you prioritize, organize, and simplify your life for greater meaning and productivity. Applying proven, practical science, backed up with plenty of real-life human stories, The 7 Minute Solution tackles sometimes overwhelming challenges in manageable chunks. It is a process for creating an open mind-set so that you can respond to opportunities for learning and growing, engaging and giving; a book for businesspeople looking to increase their productivity and e...ffectiveness as well as for anyone looking to deepen and grow personal relationships.

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Published
New York : Free Press 2012.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed
Language
English
Physical Description
355 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781451628227
1451628226
Main Author
Allyson Lewis (-)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

Motivational speaker and financial adviser Lewis writes: "My life changed forever when I took seven minutes to write down my purpose." After targeting business success and professional decision-making in The 7 Minute Difference, she widens her scope with this new self-help toolbox, showing how to focus attention for seven minutes daily on what is most meaningful in one's life: "one of the core principles... is that taking tiny steps forward every day quickly adds up to monumental change." Her goal is help people find order in the chaos of their lives, to define their priorities and to help people organize them into a fashion where they can "clearly see where they want to go." She details seven "vital signs" of life: conscious awareness, motivation, growing and learning, engaging, persevering, living in flow, and living with faith. Each gets a lengthy chapter analysis, illuminated with personal anecdotes or historical events, such as the survival story of British explorer Ernest Shackleton (who exemplifies perseverance). Although much of Lewis's writing is redundant, her in-depth presentation will appeal to readers seeking ways to upgrade their personal development. (Dec.) [Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Demonstrates how small routine choices can enable significant positive changes in personal relationships and goals, outlining specific strategies and tools for identifying key priorities and accomplishing scheduled daily tasks.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Simple, effective strategies to help you prioritize, organize, and simplify your life for greater meaning and productivity. Applying proven, practical science, backed up with plenty of real-life human stories, The 7 Minute Solution tackles sometimes overwhelming challenges in manageable chunks. It is a process for creating an open mind-set so that you can respond to opportunities for learning and growing, engaging and giving; a book for businesspeople looking to increase their productivity and effectiveness as well as for anyone looking to deepen and grow personal relationships.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The best-selling author of The 7 Minute Difference demonstrates how small routine choices can enable significant positive changes in personal relationships and goals, outlining specific strategies and tools for identifying key priorities and accomplishing scheduled daily tasks.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

With The 7 Minute Solution, you can be a different person tomorrow from the person you are today—more energetic, more resilient, and more positive. A straightforward, inspirational process for getting from where you are to where you want to be, The 7 Minute Solution will help you in your relationships, personal life, career, and health. Allyson Lewis is a renowned time-management expert, productivity speaker, and financial adviser who has spent the last twenty-seven years developing and teaching concrete, actionable business ideas to executives all over the country. Now, in The 7 Minute Solution, she shares these winning techniques and explains how you can apply them to all aspects of life. Lewis offers simple, effective strategies to help you prioritize, organize, and simplify your life for greater meaning and productivity. By breaking down big-picture goals into tiny, manageable, daily actions, you will find that you are able to achieve more than you ever have before. First, you will learn your “7 vital signs of living with meaning”—conscious awareness, motivation, growing and learning, engaging, persevering, living in flow, and living with faith. Then, you will bring each one into clear focus and balance with practical tools and techniques such as “5 before 11” (accomplishing five high-value tasks before 11:00 a.m. every day) and “7 Big-Life Questions,” which shows how to evaluate what’s most significant in the long term. Applying proven, practical science, backed up with plenty of real-life human stories, The 7 Minute Solution tackles sometimes overwhelming challenges in manageable chunks. It is a process for creating an open mind-set so that you can respond to opportunities for learning and growing, engaging and giving; a book for businesspeople looking to increase their productivity and effectiveness as well as for anyone looking to deepen and grow personal relationships.